Pia Arena MM is a convention center located in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
It has several halls where various types of events are held. In the past, boxing and professional wrestling have been held here, and it is also a venue where concerts are held.
Getting to the Stadium
If you are arriving at Tokyo Station by Shinkansen (if you are in the Kansai area, it is closer to get off at Shinagawa), you can transfer to the Keihin Tohoku Line.
It takes about 35 minutes from Shinagawa to Sakuragicho.
From Tokyo Station, it takes about 50 minutes.
If you don't mind changing trains, and if the time of the train is right, you can take the Ueno-Tokyo Line from Tokyo to Yokohama and change trains. If you happen to be in Tokyo or Shinagawa, you can take the train to Yokohama and transfer to the Keihin Tohoku Line at Yokohama.
The venue is about a 10-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station.
About the Stadium
Location: 3-2 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Opened: July 2020
What to bring
Compared to countries such as the U.S., events in Japan are relatively free in terms of what you can bring in, and there are very few venues where you cannot bring in a backpack.
As for drinks, please note that there are some events where you cannot bring in cans or bottles.
Most Japanese events will allow re-entry, but some events will not allow re-entry. Please make sure to check the event you will be attending.
Travel Tips & Information
Here is the basic information about Kanagawa as a reference for planning your trip.
Shin-Yokohama station is about 10 minutes away from Yokohama station by subway.
Shin-Yokohama Station on the Shinkansen is the closest station to Nissan Stadium and Yokohama Arena for watching events, but it is far from the Minato Mirai 21 area.
If you want to focus on sightseeing around Minato Mirai 21, the nearest stations are Sakuragi-cho and Kannai, one or two stops away from "Yokohama Station".
This JR Yokohama Station area is also home to Yokohama Stadium and Yokohama Budokan.
Yokohama is a large city, so the area where you should stay will depend on your purpose.
From Yokohama Station to Sakuragi-cho, Kannai, and Ishikawacho stations, there are quite a few hotels.
High-class hotels are located in the Sakuragicho area, and the Intercontinental Hotel, Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu, and Yokohama Royal Park Hotel are located near Sakuragicho Station.
If you want to focus on sightseeing around Minato Mirai 21, you can go to the Yokohama area and walk or rent a bicycle from Sakuragi-cho, Kannai, or Ishikawacho stations. This area has many attractions such as Chinatown, Red Brick Warehouse, Cup Noodle Museum, and Yokohama Cosmo World.
Eating pork buns in Chinatown is also a good idea, and since Yokohama is also a ramen battleground, there are many popular ramen shops.
A tour of ramen shops may be interesting. There is a ramen museum in Shin-Yokohama.